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Co-Constructing a Community of Practice for Early-Career Computer Science Academics in the UK

Tom Crick Orcid Logo, James H. Davenport, Paul Hanna, Alan Hayes, Alastair Irons, Keith Miller, Tom Prickett, Rupert Ward, Becky Allen, Bhagyashree Patil, Simon Payne

Computing Education Practice 2022

Swansea University Author: Tom Crick Orcid Logo

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3498343.3498349

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Early-career academics across all disciplines in the UK face significant challenges, and computer science is no exception. There are challenges in terms of developing an independent research career, delivering high quality learning and teaching, maintaining their own professional development, as wel...

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Published in: Computing Education Practice 2022
ISBN: 978-1-4503-9561-8
Published: New York, NY, USA ACM 2022
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa58572
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Abstract: Early-career academics across all disciplines in the UK face significant challenges, and computer science is no exception. There are challenges in terms of developing an independent research career, delivering high quality learning and teaching, maintaining their own professional development, as well as wider academic service commitments. Tertiary education institutions in the UK often provide support through some combination of mentoring, coach- ing, and training. Early-career faculty often have to work towards professional recognition of their teaching, either by direct application or via successful completion of an accredited institutional taught postgraduate course. This paper reports on progress to- wards supplementing institutional-level support through an evolving UK-wide initiative, co-constructed with early-career academics, to build diverse and resilient communities of practice in computer science. Insights are provided as to how the initiative supplements current institutional approach and is underpinned by national- level academic practice developmental events, professional body engagement, alongside cross-institutional mentoring and buddying schemes.
College: College of Arts and Humanities